Hip Hop was never born solely out of struggle, we shouldn’t forget DJ Kool Herc’s party at 1520 Sedgwick Ave was the scene of the genre’s first breaths.
My point is that Hip Hop has always needed a balance to thrive, and that balance is something a frightening majority of fans see as unreasonable. Some think anything that strays off the thin path of “conscious rap”, and others consider any track that touches on any serious matter as “preachy” or “irrelevant”.
Ryhmesayers signee Prof was already seen as a deviation from the label’s roster. Prof’s content was a little more lax compared to artists who for the most part wouldn’t make a song like Far Out. A number of the label’s fans were more than a little adverse to that decision. So with that said I can only imagine the kind of backlash Prof is going to get from working with Waka Flocka Flame. Personally I’m excited to see Waka’s name next to the Rhymesayers logo. This genre has a ton of different facets that honestly can’t be covered by an artist sitting on one side of the the border between “ignorant” and “conscious”. Additionally, one’s understanding of what is conscious or what is ignorant would be influenced by their background and what they were exposed to as a child.
The track itself is a really great high energy banger, and I’d love to hear these two collaborate more, and create an EP perhaps?
Make sure to go and grab Prof’s new album HERE
Art by yours truly Arthur Banach check my instagram for more @wildhxir.